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Pemi Aguda Wins 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize 2015

Nigeria writer Pemi Aguda is the winner of the Writivism Short Story 2015 for her story, Caterer, Caterer. The writer was announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre in Kampala on Sunday evening. The evening, which was emceed by Writivism board member and recently announced Etisalat judge Zukiswa Wanner, had a series of activities […]

Etisalat Prize for African literature unveils 2015 judges
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Etisalat Prize for African literature unveils 2015 judges

The judges for this year’s edition of the Etisalat Prize for African literature are Ato Quayson who is chairing alongside Molara Wood and Zukiswa Wanner. The announcement was made at the yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria. The Etisalat Prize for African writing is the richest prize for a first book to come from an African author […]

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Miles Morland Fellowship 2015: Start submitting folks

Its that time of the year again. The writing scholarship of the Miles Morland Foundation is open for business and waiting for your submissions from today. Three Morland Writing Scholarships for fiction and one for non-fiction are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose parents […]

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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes up to US$40,000 and more goodies. The organisers of the awards covering more than 100 emerging market nations announced have their long lists. The fiction lists have some of our […]

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The Writivism Short Story Prize Shortlist 2015 out

The short list for the Writivism Short Story Competition 2015 has been announced by Chika Unigwe the chair of the judging panel. She was helped in her task by Mukoma wa Ngugi, Tendai Huchu, Rachel Zadok and Ainehi Edoro. The stories were read blind, as in they didn’t know who there were reading, and those […]

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Aminatta Forna makes Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a $50,000 biennial prize funded by a generous endowment from the Neustadt family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Dallas. The Neustadt Prize is the first international literary award of its scope to originate in the United States and is one of the very few international prizes for which poets, […]

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Man Booker International Prize 2015 – Not Yet Ushindi

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 winner was announced at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night. The name of the award winner is Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai. The Man Booker Prize International 2015 is given once every two years to a living author for a body of work […]

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Mukoma Wa Ngugi on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016 jury

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature are international bimonthly awards sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today,. It is a first literary award of its scope to originate in the United States and is one of the very few international prizes for which poets, novelists, and playwrights are equally eligible. It consists […]

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Sunday Times Literature Prize 2015 shortlists out

The Sunday Times Literary Awards are one of richest prizes for writers on the continent with winners in the two categories going home with R100 000. The awards are in two categories; the fiction prize is called the Barry Ronge Award and the non fiction category is called the Alan Paton Award. The award is […]